Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

I think these photographs show a Spoonbill at his (hers) most ‘interesting’ phase.

Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

Everybody loves Spoonbills, after all it’s a big pink bird. But when it’s breeding time, the adults have some type of switch that’s like an explosion in a child’s toy chest.

Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

Look at these colors. Way too much, over the top and they even clash with each other.

Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

Now, what about the rest… they certainly are different.

Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

Yes, we love Spoonbills. But I think I prefer them before, or after, mating season.

Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill
Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill

6 thoughts on “Gathering Nest Sticks, Roseate Spoonbill”

  1. I love the vivid colors including the orange back-end feathers☺️. You are so fortunate to have breeding Spoonbills in your area. We see them often here but I believe they nest further south along the Florida coast than where we are.

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    1. Lol!! I’ve got to check out Stick Marsh☺️! We were just talking about going up to Vieira Wetlands, a little north of there, this week. As many spoonbills as I’ve seen here and South Palm Beach County, I’ve never seen one carry a stick 😅

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